Start Fencing

There are many ways to get started at Oregon Fencing Alliance. The easiest is to call 503-467-9891 or e-mail and we’ll help your child, or you, arrange to join the most appropriate class. You may also sign up your child for a class or summer camp at one of the local schools and park and recreation districts that partner with us. Meanwhile, experienced fencers are more than welcome to come to Portland to participate in one of our elite camps, which are held the week between Christmas and New Year’s, in June prior to Summer Nationals, and in late August, before the school year begins.


Give sabre fencing a try! OFA partners with schools and several park and recreation districts throughout the Portland area to offer year-around classes and weeklong summer Learn to Fence camps. If classes or camps are not convenient or offered in your area, OFA provides individual Learn to Fence packages at our club for beginning fencers of all ages. Email or call 503-467-9891.

(The park and recreation districts and schools below offered classes and camps in 2018 and are expected to provide similar camps in 2019, but the schedule is not yet available. For more information about upcoming offerings in the summer of 2019, contact them or OFA at 503-467-9891.)

Conestoga Rec Center  
9985 SW 125th Ave Beaverton, Ages 7-12 For information, call 503-629-6313 or look online
Lake Oswego Rec Center
Bryant Campus at Lakeridge Jr. High, 4700 Jean Road, Lake Oswego. Classes for ages 7-12. For information, call 503-675-2549 or look online at
Garden Home Rec Center  
SW Garden Home and Oleson Rds. Ages 6-12. For information, call 503-629-6341 or look online at
Oregon Episcopal School Summer Programs
6300 SW Nicol Rd. For information, call 503-768-3145 or look online at

Catlin Gabel School Summer Camps 
8825 SW Barnes Road. For information, call 503-297-1894 or look online at



OFA welcomes adults who are interested in fencing, and we have a strong adult class, including members of U.S. national veteran teams. You’re never too old to try fencing. Sherry Green learned to fence at OFA at age 61 and became the No. 1 ranked women’s sabre fencer in the 60+ age group. She made the world championship national veteran’s team multiple times. You could be next.



OFA also hosts summer and winter camps for all levels, from beginning to elite fencers, who come to us from around the world. Join Head Coach Ed Korfanty and Assistant Coaches Adam Skarbonkiewicz and Ian Farr for intensive training at the advanced level, or join Assistant Coach Anna Atanassov and other staff for skill-level appropriate fun and learning for beginner, youth competitive and junior competitive level fencers.